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Australian Christmas! Happy 2014 from the Gold Coast

Okay, it’s mid-March. And I am FINALLY getting blogging about our holiday in Australia.  The part that started AFTER our adventure in the airport with our illegal Subway sandwiches.   Our rented condo was in Surfers Paradise,  right on the ocean.  From our 12th floor balcony, we had a view of miles and miles and miles of the Coral Sea.  And it was glorious.

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Every morning we play in the waves until we couldn’t stand any longer, let me tell you, the most ferocious waves ever.   The boys tried out their surfing skills,  and even Trent and I took a swing at it.  Hours and hours and hours of playing in the water and on the beach.

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In the afternoon, we entertained ourselves at Wet N Wild Water Park, Dream World Amusement Park, and twice to Sea World.  Always ready for a great selfie photo, we met this man in the parking lot directing traffic, and on a dare from the kids, this is the pic I snapped.    Can you believe the kids didn’t think I would do it??

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We also went in search of kangaroos and koala bears, which we found exactly zero.  Oh we saw the signs along the road, even stopped to take our pictures with the signs.  But no kangaroos or koalas.

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On Christmas morning, we went again in search of the mysterious unseen kangs and koalas, and instead found a watering hole, where we stopped for a picnic.  The boys jump off of cliffs with some of the locals, and I was bird spotting.  Saw this giant bird, squawking away, and found out it was what the locals call a “Jack Ass” …  a Kookaburra!  From then on I was in search of more Kookaburras, which I found were everywhere.  Dance Kookaburra, Dance Kookaburra!

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Our favorite was Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, where we finally saw the kangaroos and koalas!

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We are so blessed, Trent and I brought in the new year on the beach in Australia, another dream come true!

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